Kia Ora • Hello • Howdy • Hallo • Bonjour • Hola • Olá • As’-Salam-u-Alaikum

Our family and team of professionals would like to welcome you, your family and friends to our beautiful country, New Zealand. This land is for us to share, from the majestic mountains that have abundant wild game, the rugged Kaikoura Coastline, rain forests that behold it’s own hidden treasures and natural beauty, to crystal clear waters home to salmon and trout.  New Zealand is without a doubt a Sportsmen’s Paradise!

Lifetime friendships, excitement, success and passion are only a few words to describe why my family and I love hosting and guiding hunters from around the globe and making unforgettable memories. We can’t express enough how much we love what we do.  It’s not a job, its a full time passion that I can share with others!

Married to my long time partner Vanessa and being a proud father to our son Sam has bought a lot of joy and happiness to our lives.

Over 25 years ago I had a vision and dream to own and operate an adventure guiding business that would exceed beyond clients expectations. A business to be proud of, a service that excels and an a safari adventure that makes lifetime memories.  With Vanessa’s support and assistance this dream has come true. Vanessa is the one behind the scenes taking care of the general day to day running of the business, entertaining and preparing itineraries for many non hunters.

A little brief of how I become an Outfitter, It really started with passion.  Six months of adventures in Alaska in 1988 then returning there to become an assistant guide on moose and ram hunts, to diving the shores of Western Australia for pearl oysters and skiing on the slopes of Canada, I pursued a very keen interest in guiding like minded people throughout the wilderness outdoors of New Zealand……… I then followed my dream! 

A New Zealand born and bred “Kiwi” now living the dream and becoming the owner/outfitter/guide of Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand Limited, I feel very privileged to offer to you my passion and experience on every aspect of your safari.  No stone will go unturned as you can expect the very best in care, respect and service you deserve.

My highly professional and motivated guiding team bring you years of quality guiding experience. I have personally guided many international clients throughout the mountains and waters of New Zealand on one of our many adventurous safaris.

Growing up in these scenic wilderness areas I have thrived on the adventures of the outdoors. Hunting for a “Roaring” Red Stag, climbing the Southern Alps for the Alpine Tahr or Chamois and fly fishing our crystal clear streams for Trout. This is my passion along with other activities such as jet boat adventures, skiing, helicopters and scuba diving the coastal waters of New Zealand and not to forget about our National game of Rugby. My enjoyment of guiding many hunters and anglers has given me a lifetime of fond memories and each hunting season becomes more exciting as I am blessed to be aquainted to many more new friends. Client friendships are the heart of our business.

As the outdoors is my playground, it is my pleasure to be able to share a genuine New Zealand “KIWI” experience to you, your partner, your family and friends. 

The safety and well-being of my guides, staff and clients is paramount and with the high qualifications and experience I have gained is undoubtable valuable to ensure that everyone has a safe and successful experience with Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand.

I would now like to WELCOME you to New Zealand and invite you to join us and experience the very best safari adventures throughout New Zealand. I take pride in my own guiding and have installed this in my professional guiding team, whom I have hand picked and believe to be the best in the industry. We will be just as excited as you will be and as proud of your accomplishments when you are on safari with any of us.  Experience, knowledgeable, fun, safe and the upmost enjoyable professionals throughout your journey with us.

We have a very personalised outfitting service catering to the needs of each individual and one that strives in ‘Exceeding our clients Expectations’. An experience of a Lifetime Guaranteed

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